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Award presentation to local nurses

Two Western Isles community nurses, who have collectively worked the equivalent of 45 years as nurses for NHS Western Isles, have received long service awards from the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS).

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Boost for Lewis care organisation

Boost for Lewis care organisation

Crossroads Lewis was delighted to be awarded £10,000 recently on completion of an application to Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn. This money will help to alleviate the strain on the carers of Lewis.

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Knitting triumph raises thousands for cancer charity

Knitting triumph raises thousands for cancer charity

The South Harris branch of the Women’s Institute have raised an amazing £3,668 for Macmillan Cancer Support by raffling their hand-knitted centenary blanket.

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Josie with Pablo at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, but they need your votes in the MG Alba Scots Trad Music awards.

Busy 2017 for Josie and Pablo and a new album in 2018

It has been a good year for Island singer songwriter Josie Duncan, who was front stage and centre with musical partner Pablo Lafuente, when the duo took the Radio 2 Young Folk Award back in April.

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Applications for Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

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What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

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Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

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Marking the centenary of the Iolaire tragedy

Marking the centenary of the Iolaire tragedy

Museum nan Eilean is preparing an exhibition marking the passing of one hundred years since the tragic sinking of the Iolaire on January 1, 1919.

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Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

A brewery has invited beer lovers to create their dream pint - by asking them to submit the most bizarre flavours they can think of.

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Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Fewer than two in three people know where their heart is, according to new research.

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38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

With big corporations such as HSBC and Virgin actively encouraging their employees to work from home, a new survey has found that 38% of Scots spend their remote working hours doing personal tasks.

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Children get creative to win ultimate Christmas present for school

Children get creative to win ultimate Christmas present for school

Children across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit to try and win £1500 for their school.

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Ca-nine to five: One in five Scottish workplaces allow pets in the office

Ca-nine to five: One in five Scottish workplaces allow pets in the office

According to new research, one-fifth of Scottish workplaces now allow employees to bring pets into the office.

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Beautiful Islands

Beautiful Islands

Gazette Reader Finlay Mackay submitted this dramatic photograph.

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The 12 predicted top-selling toys this Christmas

The 12 predicted top-selling toys this Christmas

The latest Nerf blaster, the original Stretch Armstrong action figure and the sequel to last year’s Hatchimals are the must-have toys this Christmas as British parents prepare to spend an average of £121 on each child.

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Edinburgh Castle is one of the sites which will be part of the ticket giveaway initiative.

Become a History VIP with Ticket Giveaway

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is set to roll out the red carpet to visitors this St Andrew’s Day weekend with tickets to iconic heritage sites across the Western Isles up for grabs from Monday (6 November).

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Candle company on the scent of international growth

Candle company on the scent of international growth

Candle and home fragrance company Essence of Harris has set its sights on international growth after registering with the Bank of Scotland’s International Trade Portal.

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Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs - 10 things you shouldn’t recycle

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs - 10 things you shouldn’t recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

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Dream job as coffee and tea taster up for grabs

Dream job as coffee and tea taster up for grabs

A dream job as a coffee and tea taster is up for grabs at a Scottish company on the hunt for a hot drinks lover.

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The scam in action

Police issue warning over WhatsApp money-off voucher scam

Police have issued a warning about a new scam currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp involving ‘money off vouchers’.

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